A Goofy Movie
A Goofy Movie is a 1995 animated musical comedy film, produced by Disney MovieToons and Walt Disney Television Animation. The animated directorial debut of Kevin Lima, the film is based on The Disney Afternoon television series Goof Troop created by Mike Peraza, and acts as a follow-up to the show.
Disney came up with the idea to make a theatrical animated film starring Goofy while considering ideas for a potential Goof Troop TV special. Lima wanted to flesh out Goofy as a character and "give him an emotional side" that would resonate with audiences. Much of the cast from the show reprised their roles, including Farmer as Goofy, Paulsen as PJ, and Cummings as Pete, whereas Dana Hill was replaced by Marsden as Max's voice due to the character's age difference. R&B artist Tevin Campbell provided the vocals for Powerline, a fictitious music celebrity who prominently appears in the movie, singing the songs "Stand Out" and "I2I".
When Max makes a preposterous promise to a girl he has a crush on, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.
Why It Rocks
- The film serves as a great follow-up to Goof Troop.
- The music is definitely bearable, whereas with most musical animated films the songs can really grate on the nerves.
- It gives an accurate representation of adolescent life in an uplifting, comedic, and often heartwarming fashion.
- The animation is fantastic with the boldest, fast-paced traditionally animated scenes in a Disney animated film made by it's direct-to-video studio.
- The songs are great, with wonderfully sung, amazingly choreographed and animated music segments like Stand Out, Eye to Eye, and Nobody Else But You.
- The screenplay is superb, with a tight script that truly reaches out to kids, teens, and adults.
- The voices fit each character perfectly, especially with a wide voice cast consisting of Jason Marsden, Bill Farmer, Kellie Martin, Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, and guest stars Pauly Shore and Wallace Shawn.
- Many nice cinematic effects with some intelligent cinematography and colorful painted backdrops.
- The sensational expression of the characters as a result of it's bright and smooth animation.
- The movie captures the relation between a dysfunctional father and son perfectly.
- The film’s abundance of 90’s references and iconography can come off as a bit dated.
- Max, the protagonist of the film, can be pretty unlikable and treats his dad horribly.
- Some scenes prominently use a lot of bright and rapidly flashing lights, which may trigger some people with epilepsy.
- Roxanne, while very popular among the fanbase, didn't really serve any significant role other than to be Max's crush.